LETTER OF UNDERSTANDING 10:
PAY PROTECTION ‑ AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT
L10.01 This Letter confirms the Company’s commitment to provide financial assistance to Cabin Personnel who are unfit for flight duties because of serious injuries sustained in the performance of flight duties on board a Company operated aircraft as a direct result of forced landings or rough air as substantiated by the Captain’s report.
L10.01.01 The Company agrees to protect the salary of such an employee while receiving Workers’ Compensation benefits for up to thirty (30) days after the accident based on his/her average earnings over the last three (3) months and without deduction from the employee’s sick leave bank.
L10.02 The Company further confirms its commitment to provide both moral and financial assistance to Cabin Personnel who become unfit for flight duty because of serious injuries or disabilities sustained in the performance of flight duties on board a Company operated aircraft as a direct consequence of an air disaster.
L10.02.01 The Company agrees to protect the salary of such employees for a period of up to three (3) months based on the average earnings of employees in the same classification at the base or based on his/her last three (3) months of earnings, whichever is greater.
L10.02.02 The Company further agrees to supplement L10.02.01 through the maintenance of its present insurance policy or negotiation of a replacement separate insurance policy with an insurance organization, in order to provide for longer term protection of the same nature for employees sustaining injuries as a result of an air disaster subject to normal insurance conditions.
L10.02.03 The Company will guarantee continuous salary protection for any employee subject to Article L10.02.02 in the event that an attempted return to work should interrupt any waiting periods which are outlined in the insurance policy referred to above provided the employee continues to be eligible for benefits under the provisions of the policy.